'Palmer06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Palmer of Castle Lackin (Castlelacken), Palmer of Kenure Park, Palmer of Palmerstown, Palmer of Rahan, Palmer of Summer Hill

BP1870 reports that "At the period of the Crusades, the members of religious houses, who had served against the infidels, were commonly called palmers, from the palm-branches they carried in their hands to mark their return from Palestine. The tradition is, that the founder of the ancient and noble family of Palmer, for centuries of the first consideration in the southern counties of England, was a Norman soldier, who having repeatedly distinguished himself in single combat against the Saracens, received knighthood from the king on the field of batlle by that surname, which has ever since been retained by his descendants."
Edward Palmer of Nayton & Castlerton, Norfolk "alleged" father of ...
1. Roger Palmer of Castle Lackin, co Mayo (a 1684, "went to Ireland", 3rd son?)
  m. Anne Bressu (dau of Francis Bressu of Dromore)
  A. Roger Palmer of Palmerstown, co Mayo (2nd son)
  m1/2. Frances Ellis
  i. Roger Palmer of Palmerstown
  m. Mary Browne (dau of Sir John Browne of The Neale, Bart)
  a. Francis Palmer of Palmerstown 'of Swords'
  m1. (c06.1747) Elizabeth Echlin (dau/heir of Sir Robert Echlin, Bart of Kenure Park)
  (1) Roger Palmer of Kenure Park, co Dublin (d unm 10.1811)
  m2. Mary Moore (dau/coheir of Acheston Moore of Raville by Sidney, dau of Edward, Viscount Powerscourt)
  (2)+ issue (dvp)
  ii. Thomas Palmer of Castle Lackin (d by 1743)
  m. Sophia Tipping (dau of Thomas Tipping of Castleton)
  a. Sir Roger Palmer of Castle Lackin (or Castlelacken), Sheriff of co Mayo, 1st Bart (d c1790, MP)
  m. (10.10.1750/1752) Eleanor Ambrose (b c1718, d 03.02.1818, dau/coheir of Michael Ambrose of Dublin (son of William of Ambrose Hall) by dau of Richard Archbold)
  (1) Francis Palmer (dvpsp)
  (2) Sir John Roger Palmer of Castlelacken, 2nd Bart (dsp 06.02.1819)
  m. (18.01.1791) Mary Altham (d 26.11.1832, dau of Rev Thomas Altham by Jane, dau of Rev Henry Lushington of Eastbourne)
  (3) Sir William Henry Palmer of Palmerstown & Kenure Park, 3rd Bart (d 29.05.1840)
  m1. (04.05.1793) Mary Toole (dsps 1794, dau/coheir of William Toole of Kilcock by Jane Byrne)
  (A) child (d infant)
  m2. (24.10.1795) Alice Franklin (b c1778, d 14.10.1843)
  (B) Sir William Henry Roger Palmer of Castlelacken & Kenure Park, 5th Bart (b 29.11.1802, d 23.08.1869) had issue
  m. (14.03.1828) Eleanora Matthews (d 11.1852, dau/coheir of John Matthews of Eyarth & Plas Bostock)
(C) Francis Roger Palmer (b 21.10.1811, Colonel)
  m. (24.09.1846) Frances Thomas (dau of Joseph Thomas)
  (D) John Roger Palmer (b 17.01.1813, d 28.11.1859, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (13.03.1845) Catherine Mary Webb (dau of Frederick Webb of Westbrook, m2. Admiral Sir George Lambert)
  (E) Charlotte Alice Palmer
m. William Perceval (Lt. Colonel)
  (F) Augusta Sophia Palmer
  m. (19.10.1833) Hyppolyte Desire Philippo O'Sullivanm De Terdick of Belgium
  (G) Ellen Ambrosia Palmer
  m. Hugh Brabazon Higgins
  (4) Sophia Alice Palmer (d 1795) probably of this generation
  m. (01.09.1778) Charles White of Charleville (b 12.05.1747, d 1802, Colonel)
  b.+ other issue
  It appears that this Roger married (at least) twice as Hannah (below) is identified as dau of Roger Palmer of Palmerstown by ...
  m2/1. Charity Annesley (dau of Maurice Annesley of Little Rath)
  ii. Hannah Palmer probably of this generation
m. (08.05.1724) Arthur Knox, Sheriff of Mayo (d 16.05.1743)
  B. Thomas Palmer (3rd son)
  The following comes from BLG1863 ('Palmer of Summer Hill').
  i. Thomas Palmer of Carrowmore
  a. Thomas Palmer of Summer Hill, co. Mayo
  m1. (sp) ?? (Mrs Knox of Castlerea)
  m2. Margaret Bynd of Dublin
  (1) Thomas Palmer of Summer Hill, Sheriff of co. Mayo had issue
  m. (1802) Elizabeth Ormsby (d 1810, dau of John Ormsby of Gortner Abbey)
  (2) John Palmer
  (3) Mary Palmer
  m. Rev. William Duke of Branchfield
  b. Isabella Palmer probably of this generation
  m. William Ormsby of Gortner Abbey (d 10.1790)
  C.+ other issue (dsp) - Francis, William, Edmond



The following family was probably connected to the above family, given that they have similar coats of arms. BLG1886 reports that "The family of Palmer have been a long time settled in co. Kildare, and the estate of Rahan came into the family by the marriage of" ...
Charles Palmer
m. Dorothy Colley (sister of Dudley Colley of Rahan (Sheriff), nephew of Henry Colley of Castle Carbury)
1. Charles Palmer of Rahan, co. Kildare
  m. Anne Lambe (dau of William Lambe of Prospect)
  A. Charles Palmer of Rahan (cleric) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Lockwood (dau of Hamilton Lowe Lockwood of Castle Lake by Henrietta, sister of Sir John Craven Carden, 1st Bart of Templemore)
  B. William Lambe Palmer (Captain) had issue
  m. Augusta Temple (dau of (Sir) John Temple, '8th Bart of Stowe')
  C.+ other issue - Thomas of Ballyhagan, Eliza
2.+ other issue including George

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 05.02.13, expanded 08.08.14) : BP1870 ('Palmer (of Castle Lacking)'), TCB (vol 5, 'Palmer of Castlelacken') with input as reported above
(2) For lower section (uploaded 08.08.14) : BLG1886 ('Palmer of Rahan')
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